After completing my first manuscript last year – [*[Submitting My Manuscript]*] – I am itching to start a new project. Although my previous work has sequels, I would like to take a break from that genre until my exams have finished in June. Because of this I decided to whip out my trusty memory stick and browse a bunch of plans and half attempts at creative writing, seeing if I could piece together ‘something’ [*meaning a project I can work on leisurely in my spare time*].
I didn’t realise until today just how many unfinished plans, chapters, characters, and titles I owned, but on the bright side, I did manage to find around seventy pages, which after reading, have filled me with enthusiasm and excitement.
These seventy pages were the beginning of a Young Adult, Adventure novel titled ‘The Survival Ward’, which I started mid-2015, but did not complete because I wanted to work on different things. At the time I was torn on what to do, whether to give up writing entirely, whether to keep pushing and hope that one day I would churn out a manuscript that was publishable.
Anyway, I thought I’d share a snippet on my blog [*the first ten pages of Chapter One*], maybe in an attempt to motivate myself to continue, maybe to get reassurance that this is something I should put my efforts into – who knows? But I also would like to state that this was just a first draft – probably full of mountains of mistakes, and errors, and inconsistencies – and it would be altered in the future, of course, if I were to push ahead with finishing it.